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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2020 – One of the most severe complications of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is brain swelling, caused by an inflammatory reaction. Brain swelling can result in severe secondary damage that may end in death. However, a new medical discovery may change the survival chances of those with TBIs. Traumatic brain injuries are common, with more than 2.5 million people in the United States being affected each year. This does not include military personnel overseas who have sustained a TBI in the wake of explosions. No treatment exists for brain swelling. Recently, Northwestern […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2020 – Charleston attorney David T. Pearlman of Steinberg Law Firm successfully obtains significant settlement award based on his client’s serious workplace injury The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act provides a way for injured workers to obtain ongoing compensation after being injured in an on-the-job accident or suffering from an occupational illness. To be eligible for compensation under the South Carolina workers’ compensation system, an employee’s injuries must have occurred within the scope of their employment. Injured employees may be able to recover for the medical expenses, lost time, and permanent disability that […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2020 – A semi-truck rear-ended a family car, sending it under the backend of another tractor-trailer. Three people were killed. Underride accidents are dangerous and rarely see survivors. The underride guards, installed on most trucks, are meant to prevent cars from sliding under trucks. Unfortunately, most underride guards rarely hold up in a crash. The family members involved in this wreck were on their way to a family event when a semi-truck rear-ended their vehicle. The force of the impact drove the family’s car into the back of another semi. Unfortunately, the underride […]


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Madera, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2020 – A jury of the Madera County Superior Court recently handed down a record-setting verdict of $21,513,000 to Jose Maclovio. This is Madera County’s largest verdict to a single plaintiff and the California Central Valley’s sixth largest general damages verdict in the past 15 years. The verdict, won by Dunnion Law, stems from a 2015 motor vehicle accident case where the van in which Maclovio rode as a passenger was violently rear-ended. Maclovio, a Madera resident and father of one, was paralyzed from the neck down as a result of the high-speed […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing the family of an autistic child in a lawsuit over alleged abuse at Prairie Oak Elementary School in Berwyn District 98. Lucia Roden, mother of Gianni Fata-Roden, accused the school of repeatedly abusing her son dating back to 2015. Attorney John Chwarnzynski told reporters, “The School and its agents have allowed this severely autistic child to be battered and assaulted numerous times.” According to Ms. Roden, her son came home from school in early February with permanent marker scrawlings on his back and neck. Gianni has […]


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Cincinnati, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Joel Buckley has joined Jones Kahan Law as the firm’s litigation managing attorney. Mr. Buckley is a highly skilled litigator, with experience in personal injury, business, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and secured transactions litigation. He has also served as in-house counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance where his practice focused on defending a wide variety of claims. During his time as defense counsel, Mr. Buckley successfully resolved hundreds of cases at trial and arbitration. His unique perspective will be instrumental to complex personal injury cases that Jones […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2020 – A 28-year-old bicyclist died in a hit-and-run accident with a pickup truck on a major Tampa roadway. The Florida Highway Patrol charged the truck driver with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and destruction of evidence. Jacob Weinert was traveling southbound along U.S. 301 on his bicycle when he was fatally struck from behind by a two-door pickup truck. The crash occurred early morning near the Sligh Avenue intersection. Weinert was on his way to a warehouse where he worked as a forklift operator. Police identified Steven Duane Baker, 61, […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2020 – The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys(NAOPIA) presents their highest honor of “Top 10 Under 40” to Kevin Patrick Crockett. The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top personal injury attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAOPIA awards the best personal injury attorneys in each state with the most prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10 UNDER 40”. The very few attorneys (less […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 06, 2020 – Charleston attorney David T. Pearlman of Steinberg Law Firm successfully obtains 1.6 Million settlement based on his client’s workplace injury. A Charleston man who suffered a stroke after undergoing surgery to repair a shoulder injury he suffered on the job has received a $1.68 million settlement in a confidential South Carolina workers’ compensation case. The case raised an interesting issue related to the cause of the employee’s injury, and whether such an injury was covered under the workers’ compensation system. David Pearlman of the Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston reports that […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2020 – A 28-year-old woman was arrested after causing two hit-and-run accidents and a third collision that killed a male driver. She was charged with vehicular homicide and hit-and-run crashes with property damage. Katlynn M. Smith left the scene of two accidents before running a red light and colliding with another car. Kanh Kim Nguyen, 53, died instantly after Smith struck the driver’s side door of his 2011 Lexus. The series of collisions in Pinellas Park, Florida, began when Smith struck a vehicle and fled the scene of the accident near the intersection […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2020 – Attorney Martin Pohl of Hessig & Pohl seeks $1 million in damages for New Year’s Eve stabbing at Louisville Kroger Store. Earlier this week, attorney Martin Pohl with the Kentucky personal injury law firm Hessig & Pohl, filed a claim against the Kroger grocery store chain seeking $1 million in damages on behalf of a customer who was stabbed in the store on New Year’s Eve. The man visited the grocery store to exchange coins that he received as a gag gift from a family member. As he arrived at the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2019 – Many jobs require industrial safety gloves to keep workers’ hands safe from injury. However, not enough workers have the gloves or wear them. This trend increases the chances of workplace injuries. Worker hand injuries account for close to one million medical emergencies in the United States every year. Workers who do not wear safety gloves sustain 70 percent of those injuries. The other 30 percent of those injuries happen because workers were using damaged gloves or not the correct gloves for the task. Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves or […]


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Blue Bell, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2019 – Pennsylvania attorney Jon Ostroff is investigating the January 5, 2020 crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that involved a bus, two tractor-trailers, and a passenger car. The multi-vehicle collision killed five people and injured more than 60. Ostroff, who has served as lead counsel on numerous bus and truck crash cases, indicates that fatigue likely had a role in yesterday’s crash. “Having reviewed the preliminary information about the incident,” Ostroff said, “I believe that the now deceased bus driver may have been too tired to be behind the wheel, which led […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 31, 2019 – Four former workers at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, were charged in connection with the heat-related deaths of nine elderly residents after a hurricane caused a power outage at the facility. Although a total of 12 people died, state prosecutors found there was not enough evidence to prove criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt for three of the residents’ deaths. Elderly patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills started dying amid extreme heat three days after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to the facility’s air conditioning system in September […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2019 – A 31-year-old driver pleaded guilty to multiple charges of driving under the influence in a deadly car accident on Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida. The multi-vehicle crash in August 2017 resulted in the death of a Tampa family of three that included an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors said the driver, Amber Perera, was intoxicated with alcohol and drugs when the fiery collision occurred. She pleaded guilty to nine charges including evidence tampering, leaving the scene of a death and three counts of DUI manslaughter. The driver caries a combined maximum […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden damage to the brain caused by physical impact. Traumatic brain injuries have devasting effects on the health and well-being of injured people. These types of injuries can also result in death. Treatment of TBIs is often challenging. A new development may soon be able to help treat TBIs – 3D printable implants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO,) TBIs result in a large number of deaths and permanent disabilities. The medical cost for care for U.S. patients with TBIs can reach about $76 billion […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2019 – An Austin construction worker was airlifted to hospital in critical condition after an object at a worksite plummeted 29 feet, pinning him to the ground. Other crew members close to the scene of the accident were able to free the man by using excavators and a rope lift. Emergency medical personnel were then able to stabilize him for air transport. It is not known what caused the accident. “One of the biggest hazards in construction jobs are falling objects,” said Austin workplace injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke. “Even though all workers at […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2019 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will pay close to $40 million to the families of two children who suffered paralysis after undergoing heart surgeries at the St. Petersburg, Florida, pediatric facility. A third family will receive $750,000 after their child died following a heart surgery. The family of a boy who was left a quadriplegic after sustaining brain damage in a March 2017 heart transplant will receive $26 million. The injury allegedly occurred due to a broken suture. The hospital will pay a $12.75 million settlement to the parents of a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2019 – Recently, the police were called to a scene of an accident in Corpus Christi, Texas, involving two vehicles. On arrival, law enforcement discovered a 45-year-old woman in a Jeep that had been struck by another vehicle trying to turn. The Jeep driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a trauma center. The woman died shortly after admittance. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle that struck the Jeep were also taken to hospital with injuries. What follows an accident like this is a complete forensic investigation. First, a full […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2019 – Los Angeles based lemon law firm, California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that its partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, earned one of the largest California Lemon Law verdicts of the year. CCA also announced the move of its Los Angeles headquarters from Century City, California to Westwood, California. CCA is now located at 10900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California 90024. CCA’s founding partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, served as lead trial counsel in the matter Newton v. BMW North America, which was tried in Los Angeles Superior Court before […]


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